A vast degree of Nihon Falcom-related news has been announced throughout the past week, from Japanese-only relevance to thrilling localization developments. With all of that being said, a summated list of the recent and significant Falcom news is provided below with respective hyperlinks to our dedicated coverage.
Firstly, let’s cover the minor miscellaneous news that might have gone past some fans’ radars:
- PlayStation Plus’ revamped service in Japan has added every Trails title to its Extra tier (except for Kuro no Kiseki) alongside Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Ys: Memories of Celceta, and Tokyo Xanadu ex+.
- Merchandise retailer Pin Box has announced new incoming Trails in the Sky merchandise currently available for pre-order; pins and apparel depicting Renne, Loewe, and Kevin.
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki has received its first manga adaptation chapter, centered around Agnes and her perspective on life as a Spriggan.
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is receiving a vinyl, soundtrack CD, and music box from Way Records.
- Altina Orion from the Trails of Cold Steel subseries is receiving a brand new body pillow from Fuji Dakimakura, with a slew of votable options from a now concluded poll.
The following list comprises prominent Falcom-related gaming news:
- Nippon Ichi Software has reported strong Falcom game sales in North America and Europe, with Ys IX: Monstrm Nox being explicitly stated as a recent factor.
- Ys X will finally be receiving information via Falcom President Toshiro Kondo via a Famitsu issue releasing late June 2022.
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki has received details pertaining to trophies, save data, and DLC carry-over to its upcoming PlayStation 5 version.
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin revealed its September 2022 release date alongside gameplay details and the return of Nadia and Swin from Trails into Reverie.
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin shared an impressive array of pre-order bonuses.
- The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin revealed new combat footage via Dengeki depicting Celis, Rion, Nadia, and Swin.
- NIS America shared the first character trailer for The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure, now with an early 2023 release. The title also has an official website housing locations and character profiles.
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure revealed its limited edition and unaffixed merchandise. Further details regarding the artists behind the achievement illustrations were also provided.
- Kuro no Kiseki II April Famitsu information translated
- Kuro no Kiseki II May Famitsu information translated
- Kuro no Kiseki II June Famitsu information translated
- Check out the Durante AMA primarily regarding this title’s PC features.
- Check out our beginner’s guide to the Trails series.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is releasing for PlayStation 5 natively in Fall 2022. The Limited Edition is currently available for pre-order.
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